So, i was watching some Jesus videos on youtube today: and i heard this phrase, and it shot through me like a bullet:
To Let Down: To fail to meet the expectations of; disappoint.
Obvious, right? When we say we let someone down, we say that we've dissapointed them; we've done something that wasn't up to standards, we've failed. A lot of times: We cry out to God and tell him that we've "Let him down." Sometimes we even fail to come back to God after a failure, because we feel that because we "let him down" we can't ever make up for that....
BUT, there is another definiton to "Letting Someone Down"
... Dictionary says: To cause to come down gradually; lower:
Actually, the true meaning of this word is to lower something, to make it lose it height. So when we say that we've "Let down God" that implies that we are holding him up! Think about it! To let down means you've been all this time holding it up! UNDERSTAND??? This is why it shot through me:
WE CAN'T LET GOD DOWN!! It's physically and spiritually IMPOSSIBLE!!! We are not the ones holding God up, God is the one holding us up. And he will never, never, EVER let us down. He'll never leave us nor forsake us. ( Hebrews 13:5) ... I have never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. (Psalm 37:25)
SO STOP SAYING YOU'VE LET GOD DOWN! It's almost insulting, because you're saying you hold God up. :) He's got you, and he'll never let you down.